Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

Arizona Sonoran News

Student Newswire of The University of Arizona School of Journalism

Arizona Sonoran News

Caption: (From left) Fabian Cano, 19, was killed January 2012 in a drive-by shooting as the suspected gunman’s bullet went through a window striking him in the head. David Hayward, 19, was shot and killed July 2005, after being in an altercation with a male at a house party. Laurie Jean Wardein, 26, was found dead in her apartment by police June 1985. Police say she was stabbed multiple times by a man she went on a date with. (Bottom left) Elvina LeGarde, 69, was killed June 2008, on her way back from a church service when a gunman shot at her car in a road rage incident. Harold Boykin, 33, was killed at a bar called the Jaguar Club in Phoenix March 1985. He was shot after trying to wrestle a gun away from a gunman inside the bar. Nicole Glass and Melissa Mason, both 27, were killed when a suspect(s) entered and strangled both women in December 2010. Mason was also around eight weeks pregnant. The six cases remain unsolved as of 2018.
(Phoenix Police Department)

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